Very short blog today. April and I arrived in Honolulu yesterday. This morning we were sitting on the beach at Waikiki. I started thinking about our schedule for the week and our intinerary for returning home and , then, I stopped myself. I remembered Ram Dass’ old book Be Here Now.
That’s really what it is all about. We spend a lot of time in the past and the future. Now is what we have and the quality of our lives is diminished when we are not present in this moment. Everything we can do anything about, everything that is real and important is right here in this moment.
The past is the past. The future will care for itself. We need to be fully present, fully engaged in the now. That is where our peace, happiness, and fulfillment are to be found.
Then I was able to enjoy my morning on Waikiki. Appreciate and experience it the way I intended.
We have already been getting a heavy dose of that Aloha spirit. So many people from so many places here and everyone getting along. It is possible for the world, not just Hawaii, to be that way.
May you be who you are and where you are today without qualification and thrive in the present moment.
We’re on to the our cruise this evening.
Be peaceful Be positive Be prosperous!
Today’s affirmation is:
“Today I am bringing the power of my past to the aid of my present.”
Nothing important is ever lost period. It may be out of sight and out of mind, but every person, thing, thought, or event that you have ever encountered continues to play a role in the thread that is your life.
I wrote the following poem back in 1993 at a time when I was wondering whether I had lost something of the magic of my childhood. As I wrote the poem, I realized that the power of that time was still right here within me. I only needed to reach out and touch it.
There is some time, some place, some person in your past that continues to have a tremendous influence on who you are and who you are becoming. I hope this poem will encourage you to reach out and touch the power that lives there for you.
“The Baseball Glove”
Worries gone from my mind
and sunshine up above;
clinging to my giant hand
my childhood baseball glove.
Its color is long-faded.
The pocket’s past worn out.
It takes me back to a time
before my self-styled doubt.
Back to days of make-believe
when I had not a care.
All day games of whiffle ball
and friendships that I shared.
As I think of long ago
and look, now, at this mitt
I’m caught up with the notion:
perhaps, it might still fit.
Be peaceful Be prosperous
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